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Preparing for COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

Dear Readers,


According to CDC, nursing home populations are at high risk of being affected by respiratory pathogens like COVID-19 and other pathogens, including multidrug-resistant organisms (e.g., Carbapenemase-producing organisms, Candida auris ).  As demonstrated by the COVID-19 pandemic, a strong infection prevention and control (IPC) program is critical to protect both residents and healthcare personnel (HCP).


Facilities should assign at least one individual with training in IPC to provide on-site management of their COVID-19 prevention and response activities.


For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/long-term-care.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fhcp%2Flong-term-care-strategies.html


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7211267/


https://www.johnahartford.org/dissemination-center/view/nursing-home-long-term-care-resources









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